On Saturday, October 24th, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, True Grit Art Gallery will host an opening reception to launch a solo exhibit by a very talented local artist. “The Assemblage Art of L.E.Ashley” features fine artworks by Middleboro resident Lori Ashley meticulously crafted by combining small, exquisite oil paintings of abandoned area buildings, local landscapes, and animals with found objects such as antique wood and other odds and ends. She also works with old photographs.
Lori grew up in Middleborough. She studied painting under Middleborough's Leland Smith in the 1980s, and obtained a degree in Illustration from UMass Dartmouth. Passionate about the deep history flowing through Massachusetts, she gravitated to adding found objects and antique architectural elements to her assemblage art, using them to surround her focal point of a small oil painting or an antique photograph. Her pieces are mostly miniatures, designed to draw the viewer in for a very personal, nostalgic, and sometimes bittersweet experience. Lori can usually be found with her eyes to the ground looking for materials, or out in the cemeteries or wooded trails of Middleborough, breathing in the antiquity and feel of the area for inspiration.
The gallery invites the public to come and meet this extraordinary local talent and view her works while enjoying complimentary single- serve, sealed refreshments. Face coverings are required and social distancing will be observed. This event is free and open to the public. The show is on view from its opening night through November 21st.
True Grit Art Gallery is located at 38 Center St in Middleboro MA. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays 11am - 4pm, Wednesday thru Fridays 10am-5pm, and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The gallery hosts bi-monthly special exhibits but also boasts a myriad of original artworks from regularly represented local and regional artists.